Position
Sprints
Height
5'11
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Moultrie, Ga.
Major
Sports Administration
High School
Colquitt County HS

Events: 200M (IN: 21.10; OUT: 21.16), 400M (IN: 46.93; OUT: 45.65)

NCAA Champion
9-time All-American
NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
2-time SEC Champion
7-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A nine-time All-American as a member of LSU’s outstanding relay teams during his four-year career from 2007-10 … Scored a total of 12.5 points at the NCAA Championships during his collegiate career … Ran the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team that captured its seventh NCAA title all-time with a win at the 2008 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Team ran the third-fastest time in school history at 38.42 in the national final … Also a member of All-America 4×100-meter relay teams in 2009 and 2010 … Earned six career All-America honors in the 4×400-meter relay, including indoor honors in 2007, 2009 and 2010 and outdoor honors in 2007 and 2009 … Also ran on LSU’s first ever All-America distance medley relay team in 2008 … Also won a pair of SEC title and seven All-SEC honors on the relays … A member of LSU’s school-record setting distance medley relay team that set the mark at 9:35.31 during the 2008 season … Finished his LSU career with a personal record of 45.65 in the 400-meter dash … Time ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list at the end of the 2010 season … Also finished his career tied for the No. 7 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the 200-meter dash with a lifetime PR of 21.10.

2010
A leader of the LSU sprint group during his senior season in 2010 … Wrapped up his career with two All-America honors on the year … Picked up his eighth career All-America honor while leading off LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team that finished in third place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with an indoor seasonal-best time of 3:05.65 … Also earned All-SEC honors during the indoor season as a member of the mile relay … Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that set an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:06.11 to finish runner-up at the SEC Indoor Championships … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor meet … Clocked an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 47.10 in the indoor conference final … Also set an indoor seasonal best with a provisional qualifying time of 47.08 at the Tyson Invitational … Carried that momentum into the outdoor season in which he earned All-America honors as a member of LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team for his ninth career All-America certificate … Ran the third leg on the sprint relay team that earned a third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 39.27 in the national final … Helped the 4×100 relay qualify for the national semifinal with a second-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, winning its quarterfinal heat with a seasonal-best time of 39.00 … Also competed in both the 400-meter dash and 4×400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Set a new lifetime personal best of 45.65 in the first round of qualifying of the 400 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Time ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event at the end of the outdoor season … Followed with a time of 45.74 to finish in 11th place in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to punch his ticket to Eugene … Clocked 46.35 to finish in 12th place in the semifinal round of the NCAA Championships … Anchored LSU’s 4×400-meter relay to a fourth-place finish in Greensboro with a 45.47-second split for a seasonal-best time of 3:04.10 … Anchored the mile relay to a 13th-place finish at the national meet … Helped both relays score five points with fourth-place finishes at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Scored one point individually with an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet (46.27).

2009
Earned three All-America honors as a member of LSU’s relay teams in 2009 … Ran the third leg on the Tigers’ 4×100-meter relay team that finished as the NCAA runner-up with a seasonal-best time of 38.67 in the national final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships … Then ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that earned a sixth-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a seasonal-best time of 3:03.81 … Also ran the leadoff leg on LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team that took sixth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with an indoor seasonal-best time of 3:08.47 … Also earned a pair of All-SEC honors in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays at the SEC Outdoor meet … Led off LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team that finished second at the conference meet with a time of 38.86 in the final … Ran the anchor leg on the 4×400-meter relay team that finished runner-up with a time of 3:04.75 … Ran leadoff on the 4×100 team that took home the title at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a time of 39.13 … Shattered his own personal-best time in the 400-meter dash during the outdoor season with a top time of 45.67 in the SEC final … Top time of 45.67 ranks No. 9 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Scored five points with a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet … Also broke the 46-second barrier in the preliminary round at the SEC Championships (45.78) and in the final round at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (45.74) … Earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a runner-up finish in the 400 meters at the regional meet … Finished in 20th place in the qualifying round at the NCAA meet with a time of 46.62 … Scored one point with an eighth-place finish in the open quarter at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set a 2009 indoor seasonal best and a new indoor personal-best time of 46.93 to finish sixth at the Tyson Invitational … His indoor PR was an NCAA provisional qualifying performance … Ran two 200-meter races during the indoor season, clocking a seasonal best of 21.49 in a 17th-place finish in the SEC meet.

2008
Continued his development as one of the top quartermilers in the Southeastern Conference in 2008 … Set personal bests in the 400 meters during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Set a new indoor personal best of 46.97 to finish fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships … Also placed fourth in the open quarter at the SEC Outdoor Championships with an overall personal best time of 46.10 … Scored a total of 14 points individually to help lead the Tigers to runner-up finishes in the team standings at the SEC meet during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Competed in the 400 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional, finishing in sixth place with a time of 46.63 in the final … Also ran the 200 meters during the 2008 season … Was the fifth-place finisher in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships with a new overall personal best of 21.10 to qualify provisionally for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the event … Finished with an outdoor seasonal best of 21.28 … In addition, was a key contributor to LSU’s relay teams throughout the 2008 season … Ran the lead leg on the Tigers’ NCAA champion 4×100-meter relay team that clocked the third-fastest time in school history and sixth-fastest time in the history of collegiate track and field at 38.42 in the national final … Also led off the 4×100-meter relay team that won a SEC title during the outdoor season while clocking a meet record 38.67 at the conference championships … Earned All-America honors during the indoor season while running the 400-meter leg of LSU’s distance medley relay team that finished sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Was the first time in the history of the LSU track and field program that its DMR received All-America honors for its performance … Also ran the 400-meter leg on the distance medley relay that set a new school record at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 9 minutes, 35.31 seconds … Was also a staple in the foursome that ran the 4×400-meter relay for the Tigers during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2008 … Ran the second leg on the foursome that received all-conference honors with a second-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (3:07.79).

2007
Earned a pair of All-America honors during his freshman season as a member of the Tigers’ 4×400-meter relay team … Ran the third leg on the foursome that crossed the finish line in 3:02.97 to place third at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships … Helped the squad to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:07.11 … Also ran the third leg on the long relay that captured the SEC Outdoor title in 3:03.62 … As a freshman, anchored LSU’s 1,600-meter relay to its seventh title all-time at the 80th Texas Relays and its third “Championship of America” title all-time at the 113th Penn Relays in April … Earned his first career all-conference honor during the indoor season as the 4×400 relay was the SEC runner-up at the SEC Indoor Championships … Individually, ran the 200 meters and 400 meters during the 2007 season … Set new indoor and outdoor personal bests in both events as a freshman … Was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in the 400 meters, finishing the meet in 24th place … Finished ninth in the event at both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships … Clocked an indoor PR of 47.04 in the finals at the indoor conference meet … Finished the SEC Outdoor meet with a personal best of 46.67 … Posted an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking an indoor PR of 21.22 in the prelims … Took 15th in the event at the outdoor conference meet … Also lined up in the 200 at the LSU Tiger Classic, placing seventh with a PR of 21.16.

PRIOR TO LSU
Competed in the 200 meters and 400 meters for head coach Dextra Polite at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga. … Boasts PRs of 21.49 in the 200 meters and 47.23 in the 400 meters … Captured the USATF National Junior Olympic Championship in the 400 meters in 2006 with a time of 47.23 … Ran on the 4×400-meter relay team that captured the national championship at the 2005 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships … Earned All-America honors at the 2006 National Scholastic Indoor Championships by finishing fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 22.26 … Was an AAU Junior Olympics and USATF Junior Olympics bronze medalist in the 400 meters in 2005.

PERSONAL
Full name is Armanti Jamal Hayes … Born on Sept. 23, 1987 … Son of Gloria Hayes-Thomas and Curtis Green … Has one sister, Danielle, and one brother, Tony … Recipient of the Jesse Owens Lifetime Achievement Award for speaking and being an inspiration to students at his former elementary school … Also ran cross country and played basketball in high school … Majoring in sports administration.

 

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